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#1488 of 1505 Re: 2005 XC90 multiple problems [spina45rpm]
Jan 31, 2012 (4:11 am)
I have a 2004 XC 90 T-6. The original tires are Michelin MXV4 (i think that's right) Pilots. these tires are terrible. wore out very fast. The volvo is heavy and is AWD which makes them wear out even faster. I do mostly city driving too. I recently bought Michelin Primacy and like the way they fell so far. I have about 6K miles on them and no sign of wear yet. I'm gong to be rotating them very soon. Thanks
#1489 of 1505 do not buy this car
Apr 25, 2012 (12:51 pm)
Do not buy this car. I bought brand new from the Ontario dealer. I have had one problem after another. Most were minor but annoying since my closest dealer is 1 1/2 hrs away and they don't offer authorized repair anywhere but at a Volvo dealership.
At 500 miles the brand new tire blew and the spare was defective. Stranded in the desert for 4hr waiting for Volvo road side assistance. Got to dealer after 10pm, closed and I was stranded in Ontario. Nightmare.
Took 4 trips to dealer to fix the noise coming from the dashboard.. some kind of baffle problem. I spent all day waiting, got in my car and noice still there. Dealer "O yes, i see here that we didn't have the part...we've ordered part. You'll have to bring it back.." 2nd attempt, spent all day. They didn't have the loaner car i reserved. End of the day, 1/2 way home, noise started AGAIN. Dealer - ... "so sorry, it's hard to tell which baffle is making the noise. Come back and we'll replace the rest of them...." Long story short... 4 trips latter I gave up and now live with the noise.
The GPS system is a joke. Its CD driven, so in just 1yr it was completely out of date. And the charge a ridiculous amt to get and updated CD. I could buy a Tom_Tom for less than the cost of an updated CD. I live in growing area of S. CA. None of the new roads are recognized by the Volvo GPS. It's like having a 6yr old Thomas Guide
Next, just a miles beyond my sched. maintenance... (driving to dealership is over 100 miles) and they would not honor the warranty... I had to pay
Now at just 60,000 miles the transmission and drive shaft have to be replaced to the tune of $5000+. If the dealer does the repairs is $8000 . And Volvo won't help one bit.
Talking to my local mechanic and reading the blogs the Volvo SUV have had a lot of major mechanical problems.
Do your research... do not buy a Volvo SUV you will be sorry.
#1490 of 1505 steering wheel vibration when idle
May 16, 2012 (9:25 am)
I just bought a new 2013 XC90. There is a strong vibration from the steering wheel when the car in idle. For example, when in "D" or "R" with brake, or when the car in "P". I bought the car back to the dealership. They said this is normal. Is it? Anyone have the same experience? Thanks.
#1491 of 1505 T6? or 2.5T? for model 2003-2004 model
May 22, 2012 (4:19 am)
I am a Japanese living and working in Bangkok, Thailand for 10 years.
Now I have a plan to buy a used XC90, and choices are T6 or 2.5T.
Most of used XC90 in Thailand are model 2003 or 2004, but mileage are not shown on website. I guess most of them are more than 75k miles.
As I read comments and reviews in this site, T6 owners have negative reviews much more than 2.5T owners. So now I understand I should choose 2.5T to avoid any major problems.
So I would like to ask experienced owners;
"Which do you say T6 or 2.5T if you can get back to the time when you bought your XC90?"
Here is answer template
Model : T6 or 2.5T
#1492 of 1505 Re: T6? or 2.5T? for model 2003-2004 model [mootod]
May 22, 2012 (8:15 am)
I had a 2003 T6 for 100k miles. Everything from 2 transmission to, all wheel drive to the dash boards failed.
The car is gorgeous and drives like a dream but cost me tens of thousands of dollars to maintain it. I'm sure that the other models are better but I suggest you stay away from the 2003 T6.
I now drive a Hybrid Highlander with no issues other than a seat that is much more uncomfortabe than the volvo.
Good luck and I hop eyou get a chance to hear my neighbor in concert, guitarist, Tomo Fujita.
#1493 of 1505 Volvo Electronic Throttle Module
Aug 06, 2012 (4:12 am)
Stop me if you've heard this one, but I was just told by our mechanic that the ETM on our 2003 XC90T is the cause of the stalling & uneven acceleration we've experienced lately. And that it's a common problem, the solution of which may or may not be covered by Volvo, since it's a $600 part plus $400 labor plus diagnostics. Does Volvo replace these free?
#1495 of 1505 Radiator Flush and Fill
Aug 23, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Everytime I bring one of my Volvo's to the dealer, they really sell me hard on getting a radiator and flush and fill. Are these ever necessary or are they just trying to get more money during my service visit?
#1497 of 1505 Wheel alignment
Aug 23, 2012 (4:31 pm)
Does anybody believe in getting wheel alignments as part of our preventative maintenance, i.e., even if you aren't experiencing problems with the car pulling?